Clay Buchholz SP BOS 10 hours ago

Buchholz allowed three runs (two earned) on five hits and two walks while striking out four in Thursday's loss to the Rangers.

After a shaky stretch, Buchholz has tossed three consecutive quality starts, having permitted seven runs (six earned) on 15 hits and five walks while striking out 18 in his last 22.2 innings. The Red Sox think they may have found something in having Buchholz being caught by backup catcher Sandy Leon.

Clay Buchholz SP BOS 7 days ago

Buchholz pitched a gem Friday, striking out 11 in eight innings, allowing only two hits and one run in a no decision against the Mariners in a 2-1 loss.

Buchholz had one mistake pitch to Seth Smith that was deposited into the bleachers, but other then that, he was nearly perfect Friday. This is what is so frustrating about Buchholz as he has performances likes these, but litters them with blowups in epic fashion. It will be interesting to see which Buchholz shows up in his next start against the Rangers next Wednesday.

Clay Buchholz SP BOS 2 weeks ago

Buchholz landed awkwardly on his left ankle after a pitch during Sunday's win over the Blue Jays, but remained in the game, the Boston Globe reports.

Buchholz said the ankle was sore and it was wrapped following the game, but he's confident he'll take the ball when he's next scheduled to start, Friday in Seattle.

Clay Buchholz SP BOS 2 weeks ago

Buchholz allowed three runs on seven hits and three walks while striking out three in 6.1 innings of Sunday's win over the Blue Jays.

Buchholz was handed a four-run, first-inning lead and then walked three batters in the bottom of the first, but escaped without consequence. He settled in after that, inducing 15 ground ball outs and pitching at least six innings for the fourth time in his last five outings. It was an encouraging outing, but we've seen enough to know it means nothing until Buchholz can string together a sustained streak of quality starts.

Clay Buchholz SP BOS 2 weeks ago

Buchholz was charged with five runs on nine hits and two walks while striking out seven in 6.1 innings in Monday night's loss to the Rays. It was his the fourth consecutive decision he's lost.

Buchholz dug himself and the team an early hole, allowing two runs apiece in innings one and two before settling in. It was the fourth time he's struck out at least seven batters, giving him 40 punchouts to 10 walks in 31.1 innings. Through six starts, there are indicators both good and bad. His ERA stands at 6.03, but his FIP is 2.97.

Clay Buchholz SP BOS 3 weeks ago

Buchholz struggled Tuesday against the Jays, giving up five runs (four earned) on six hits and a walk over 2.2 innings.

The only thing that worked in his favor was opposing starter Drew Hutchison struggling too. Buchholz has been putting on a Jekyll-and-Hyde act so far this year, having turned in three dominating outings and two absolute disasters in his first five turns. He'll look to return to his success from last week against Tampa Bay (six innings, one run, 10 strikeouts) in another start against the Rays on Monday.

Clay Buchholz SP BOS 1 month ago

Buchholz struck out 10 and walked three, allowing one run and two hits over six innings in a no-decision against the Rays on Thursday.

Prior to Thursday, Buchholz had not allowed a run over 21 innings in his previous three road starts against the Rays, dating back to 2012. The streak ended when Logan Forsythe hit an RBI single in the second. Buchholz's next start is scheduled for Tuesday against Toronto.

Clay Buchholz SP BOS 1 month ago

Buchholz took the loss on Saturday, allowing two runs on 11 hits and a walk over six innings, striking out seven.

He was able to limit the damage from all those hits, but the Boston bats couldn't reward him with a win. The inconsistent Buchholz will try to string together two quality starts in a row in his next start, on the road against the Rays.

Clay Buchholz SP BOS 1 month ago

Buchholz allowed 10 runs (nine earned) on nine hits and two walks while striking out two in Boston's loss to the Yankees on Sunday.

As masterful as Buchholz was against the Phillies on Opening Day, he was awful Sunday night in the Bronx. As the game began to unravel, Buchholz seemed disinterested, lost confidence and failed to perform his fundamental duties, such as backing up bases. The talk after the game is that it was one bad start and Buchholz needs to "flush it" as catcher Ryan Hanigan said, but this is a reminder of the inconsistent and at times awful Buccholz we saw last year. Since the start of the 2014 season, Buchholz is 9-12 with a 5.48 ERA.

Clay Buchholz SP BOS 2 months ago

Buchholz was masterful on Opening Day, firing seven shutout innings while striking out nine against the Phillies on Monday.

For all the talk of the Red Sox lacking an ace, Buchholz certainly looked the part Monday. The veteran hurler only allowed three hits and walked just one in the dominant start. He'll look to continue his success against the Yankees in New York.